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BNI

Business Networking International

BNI® is the worlds leading global business networking organisation. It’s membership is composed primarily of the owners and managers of smaller sized businesses who may not have a massive marketing capability of their own. It enables business owners who deal with individual or business clients to effectively find both thee customers and suppliers they need.

Members are business professionals who help each other grow their businesses through their commitment to BNI’s principal core value, ‘Givers Gain’®.

Each week, in thousands of communities across the globe, members meet with other trusted business leaders to build and nurture lasting relationships and pass qualified business referrals.  Membership in BNI offers access to business training, peer learning and opportunities to network and do business with hundreds of thousands of BNI members around the world.

Last year, BNI members in the UK generated over £482 million worth of business for each other. If you’d like to find out how, then visit a local chapter meeting and see for yourself what it’s like. Each chapter has a personality of its own, and finding where you fit best helps you to get connected.

Despite the myths, BNI is not rigid and controlling of its members and each Chapter makes its own ‘rules’ within the general BNI guidelines. A two-year membership is around £1250 which is a small price to pay for the exceptional high value of the contacts you will make and only a small part of most companies’ marketing budget.

Discover all the reasons to join a BNI Chapter in Your Region.  Outside the UK? Visit BNI Global

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DACXI

The DIGITAL ASSET COMMUNITY Exchange International

iHub Main

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HELIUM – iHub

The Internet of Things

A PIECE OF THE ACTION

The Internet of Things (TOI) is about connecting ‘things’ together for tracking, for inventory management and a multitude of other purposes.

Helium and iHub are building a global low frequency radio network with a decentralised infrastructure. By simply hosting a hub (the size of a small broadband router) in your home or business premises you can benefit for providing a link in this coverage.

There’s no cost, nothing to pay, just a miniscule amount on your electricity bill and then you get paid for two things: proof of coverage when your hub is connected, and traffic once signals go through it in their way to the next hub.

Better, cheaper, and less dangerous that using the high frequency microwave cell networks currently powering most of the Internet of Things.

Watch the videos to see how it works. The first is a fun description of what it is and the second a more detailed explanation of the proposition and how YOU can get a ‘Piece of the Action’!

iHub working with Helium is a way of generating income through the Helium HNT coin simply for hosting a low frequency transmitter/receiver to facilitate the ‘internet of things’. We earn HNT coins (easily converted into cash) when we host a ‘hub’, traffic passes through the hub, we introduce new hosts. No up front investment is required, only the very small cost of electricity to power the hub. Check out the information here.

What’s Helium?

Glad you asked. 3 minute video

The iHub Proposition

29 minute video – how it works for you

To Register (no need to purchase or order anything)

Follow this link

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HELIUM – iHub

The Internet of Things – from Susan Kathleen

A PIECE OF THE ACTION

The Internet of Things (TOI) is about connecting ‘things’ together for tracking, for inventory management and a multitude of other purposes.

Helium and iHub are building a global low frequency radio network with a decentralised infrastructure. By simply hosting a hub (the size of a small broadband router) in your home or business premises you can benefit for providing a link in this coverage.

There’s no cost, nothing to pay, just a miniscule amount on your electricity bill and then you get paid for two things: proof of coverage when your hub is connected, and traffic once signals go through it in their way to the next hub.

Better, cheaper, and less dangerous that using the high frequency microwave cell networks currently powering most of the Internet of Things.

Watch the videos to see how it works. The first is a fun description of what it is and the second a more detailed explanation of the proposition and how YOU can get a ‘Piece of the Action’!

iHub working with Helium is a way of generating income through the Helium HNT coin simply for hosting a low frequency transmitter/receiver to facilitate the ‘internet of things’. We earn HNT coins (easily converted into cash) when we host a ‘hub’, traffic passes through the hub, we introduce new hosts. No up front investment is required, only the very small cost of electricity to power the hub. Check out the information here.

What’s Helium?

Glad you asked. 3 minute video

The iHub Proposition

29 minute video

To Register (no need to purchase or order anything)

Follow this link

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HELIUM – iHub

The Internet of Things – from Laurie Traquair

A PIECE OF THE ACTION

The Internet of Things (TOI) is about connecting ‘things’ together for tracking, for inventory management and a multitude of other purposes.

Helium and iHub are building a global low frequency radio network with a decentralised infrastructure. By simply hosting a hub (the size of a small broadband router) in your home or business premises you can benefit for providing a link in this coverage.

There’s no cost, nothing to pay, just a miniscule amount on your electricity bill and then you get paid for two things: proof of coverage when your hub is connected, and traffic once signals go through it in their way to the next hub.

Better, cheaper, and less dangerous that using the high frequency microwave cell networks currently powering most of the Internet of Things.

Watch the videos to see how it works. The first is a fun description of what it is and the second a more detailed explanation of the proposition and how YOU can get a ‘Piece of the Action’!

iHub working with Helium is a way of generating income through the Helium HNT coin simply for hosting a low frequency transmitter/receiver to facilitate the ‘internet of things’. We earn HNT coins (easily converted into cash) when we host a ‘hub’, traffic passes through the hub, we introduce new hosts. No up front investment is required, only the very small cost of electricity to power the hub. Check out the information here.

What’s Helium?

Glad you asked. 3 minute video

The iHub Proposition

29 minute video

To Register (no need to purchase or order anything)

Follow this link

doTERRA

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doTERRA

Quality Essential Oils Online

CPTG Certified Pure Tested Grade essential oil products offer natural solutions for you and your loved ones. With responsible and sustainable sourcing, our mission is to improve the lives of your whole family and families around the globe with every doTERRA purchase.

Founded in 2008, doTERRA was built on the mission of sharing tested-grade essential oils with the world. Having seen for themselves the incredible benefits that can be had from using these precious resources, a group of health-care and business professionals set out to make this mission a reality. They formed a company and named it doTERRA, a Latin derivative meaning “Gift of the Earth.”

Based in a state of the art facility in Pleasant Grove, Utah, doTERRA continues to work toward achieving its vision of providing all families everywhere with the health-promoting benefits of essential oils.

For more information contact The Freedom Coach – ben@beencoker.net – or follow the links on the right

doTERRA for Customers

Becoming a Wellness Advocate

Zinzino

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ZINZINO

Premier award winning health and welfare

Here a simple question…

Is health important to you?

Yes? Let me ask you one more question, if there was a test you and I could take together, that would show if we are in balance with regards to our health and well being, would you take it?

Better health starts with better balance – specifically, in our cells, gut and immune system. Starting with a unique test, the 3-step Zinzino Health Protocol gently balances, restores and boosts the body, increasing your chances of living a healthier, happier life.

For more information about Zinzino contact The Freedom Coach – ben@thefreedomcoach.org – or follow the links on the right

Zinzino for Customers

Becoming a Partner

Tropic Skin Care

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TROPIC SKIN CARE

Vegan and Cruelty Free skin care and makeup for men and women

Founded by Susan Ma from Cairns in Australia in association with Alan Sugar (she was the one who didn’t ‘win’ The Apprentice), Tropic has grown in eight years from products created in Susan’s kitchen to a leading global skin care brand winning awards  in several categories notably for Vegan authenticity and Cruelty Free production. None of the products are tested on animals or contain any animal derived constituents.

There are products suitable for all skin types, female and male, many of which are highly efficacious in the treatment of skin conditions.

The products are also very reasonably prices compared with other products of a similarly high quality.

Find out more from our very own Tropic Ambassador Christine – christine@thefreedomacademy.org – or follow the links on the right

Products for Customers

Becoming a Tropic Ambassador

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WARNING

Business Opportunities – a word of warning:

Be aware. People in our sector – life coaches, business coaches, therapists, healers are frequently approached about various ‘business opportunities’.

Why? Because we all deal with individual consumers – people – the very market that the promoters of business opportunities want to get to.

They will see you as a great point of access to that market and will offer you an opportunity to make extra money based on this.

You will, or have already been approached – I guarantee it!

Now don’t get me wrong – some of these opportunities are excellent and work well and can make you a lot of money, especially recurring income – I still receive a significant income from a company I no longer work with.

But – and it’s a big ‘but’ – you will only make a significant income if you devote the majority of your time to the opportunity business. To make it work it really does have to be the main thing that you do for a number of years – usually around 5 to 7.

But that’s not really what you want is it/ You and I want to spend our time with clients providing them with the services that we are expert in – not attempting to sell them stuff (even though it may be related to what we do) or recruit them into an ‘opportunity’ which in most cases would be inappropriate for them.

So here’s a quick guide to help you understand what goes on.

What to Avoid with a ‘Business in a Box’

Before you ‘jump in’ to buying a franchise or a license or joining a marketing business you must be clear on your ‘why’.

These ‘opportunities’ are usually very persuasively marketed and very slickly presented. You hear everything about the advantages but nothing about the disadvantages and it’s really easy to be sucked in.

I know, I ‘have the t-shirt’!

Make sure you remember the purpose behind your decision to create your own business and don’t allow the promotors of any ‘business opportunity’ to replace your goals with theirs, which is usually what they attempt to do.

Make sure also that if you choose the Franchise route that you pick an organisation that is officially recognised and registered with the Franchise Association.

There are a myriad of other ‘businesses in a box’ on offer. Some of these involve joining some sort of network, others don’t.

You’ll get lots of emails and you’ll see lots of adverts about how you can generate lots of money (usually quoted in US dollars) in a very short space of time, or even ‘today!’ by buying into some sort of business proposition.

The fact of the matter is that Get Rich Quick schemes don’t work – except for the perpetrators who quickly pull in a lot of cash from gullible people and then ‘disappear’

Those who do it ‘well’ take a small amount of money from lots of people and usually get away with it because no-one has the courage to complain as they feel they’ve been made a fool of.

Closely related to the Get Rich Quick scheme is the Ponzi Scheme, named after Charles Ponzi who used the technique in the US in the 1920s, but it also appears in two novels by Charles Dickens; Martin Chuzzlewit in 1844, and Little Dorrit in 1857, so this sort of scheme has been around for a very long time!

The principle of a Ponzi Scheme is that the perpetrators get people to invest in what seems to be a legitimate business. It’s well illustrated in the Gene Wilder movie ‘The Producers’ where people were promised a high return on their large investment.

Such high returns as are offered are mathematically impossible so the money collected from a second tier of investors is used to pay off the first, and so on.

Fortunately, because of the sums involved the perpetrators are usually caught.

You may be enticed into paying to buy into and operate a ‘Business that Runs Itself’, (usually internet based but these did exist before the internet often in the form of ‘chain letters’ and so on).

You’ll be told that you don’t need to do anything other than perform a few actions on the web every day and the money will come rolling in.

These sometimes masquerade as affiliate marketing or MLM businesses but actually they’re not because there is never any ‘product’ and never any ‘end user’.

Of course, your ideal is to create a business that runs itself without you working on or in it, but that takes a lot of time and investment. It’s NOT something you can buy off the peg!

All of the above are generally described as Scams. But there are others

Scam is essentially something that fundamentally doesn’t work at all and is essentially fraudulent.

The trouble is that many people buy into or join perfectly legitimate businesses that other people have succeeded with and because they either don’t understand them or aren’t prepared to do sufficient work, end up deciding that the whole thing doesn’t work and is therefore a ‘scam’.

Sad to say even some coaches and therapists who have paid a lot for training claim that ‘it doesn’t work’ – because they are not prepared to take the action required. A car by itself ‘doesn’t work’ – you have to drive it.

Don’t assume something is a ‘scam’ just because it doesn’t work for you, doesn’t suit you, or you don’t understand it. You could miss out on a really good opportunity.

If you’re tempted by any of this, do your research, but, don’t assume that everything (or anything) you read on the web is true. You need to research off line or via reputable sources like the Department of Trade and Industry.

For a Network Marketing or MLM opportunity, you can apply a very simple test.

If the proposition is that you get paid either directly or indirectly for introducing other people to the network then it is by definition, illegal in the UK and Europe. (Although it may not be in some other countries.)

Also, if there are no clearly identified end-users of any product or service who are not members of the network itself, then although it may or may not be illegal it definitely won’t work.

Third if there is no tangible product or service that end-users will actually purchase, so that you get a defined commission on that purchase, (so this does not include a click on an ad.), then again, it’s just not going to generate you a lasting income.

Utility Warehouse – ‘UW’

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UW

The UTILITY WAREHOUSE Discount Club

UW is a multi service domestic and business utilities supplier who  provide gas, electricity, home insurance, boiler cover, broadband, landline and mobile phone services – all on one monthly bill.

Prices for individual services are not the ‘cheapest’ but they have won the Consumer Association (Which?) quality awards for all their main services every year for well over a decade. However, if you become what they call a ‘Double Gold’ customer taking all their main services (all except the insurances) you’ll receive a significant overall price reduction plus some additional bonuses. UW is the ‘cheapest deal’ when you take ‘everything’ and I say that as a customer of 18 years standing.

For more information contact The Freedom Coach – ben@thefreedomcoach.org – or follow the links on the right and watch the videos.

Currently UW only operates fully in England, Scotland and Wales

UW Services for Customers

Becoming a UW Partner